Film programmer. She was born in France and lives in Lisbon, Portugal. She worked for ten years at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris and for twelve years at the Locarno International Film Festival. She was a jury member for the Jean Vigo Award for ten years, and a member of the selection committee for ARTE France Cinema from 2012 to 2015. She has been an associate programmer for DocLisboa since 2014.
João Nicolau, born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1975, is one of the most imaginative exponents of the new Portuguese cinema. In addition to being a filmmaker, he is also an editor, actor and musician. He has directed short films such as Rapaze (2006, premiered in Cannes), Canção de Amor e Saúde (2009, also premiered at Cannes) and Gambozinos (2013), all of which were shown at countless festivals and won awards Milan, Belfort, Réus and Vila do Conde, among others. He made his debut in feature films in 2010 with A Espada e a Rosa, which competed in Venice and in the Viennale, and had a commercial realese in Portugal and France. John From, his latest film, was part of the New Waves section 2015.
Kieron Corless is Interim Editor of the prestigious English magazine Sight & Sound. He is co-author with Chris Darke of the book Cannes: Inside The World’s Premier Film Festival (Faber & Faber). He is programmer of the Essay Film Festival, which is held every year in London. He teaches regularly in various British universities, and has organized numerous events in London.
Luis E. Parés (Madrid, 1982) is an historian and documentalist. He has published the books Notes sur l’emigration-Espagne 1960. Apunts per a una pel•licula invisible and Filmar el exilio desde Francia and he has collaborated on the book Javier Maqua. Más que un cineasta. He has been programmer of Amalgma sessions of emerging and experimental cinema, and at various festivals, such as ZINEBI, Punto de Vista, (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico or Abycine y and for institutions such as Hamaca, the Instituto Cervantes and the Museo Reina Sofía. At present he is working in the Programming Department of the Filmoteca Española, he writes for Caimán. Cuadernos de cine, and is coordinator of the daily RTVE programme, Historia de nuestro cine. He has made the short films El absurdo, Mi ideología. Variaciones sobre un concepto, Aidez l’Espagne and El cadáver del tiempo.
Pilar is one of the most respected and loved Spanish actresses. She has worked with some of the most acclaimed independent directors on the international scene. Moving easily between drama and comedy, she has won numerous international awards including the Silver Shell at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and the Goya for Best Leading Actress, the New York Film Critics’ Award, the Raimu de la Comédie or the Best Actress Award at the Toulouse Film Festival.
Chilean critic (School of Journalism at the University of Chile, master in film from University París X, doctoral studies in Paris VIII). She has collaborated on books such as the Larousse Dictionary of Cinema or El novísimo cine chileno, and also on the series of Los Cuadernos de Cinema 23 (“Errancias” volume). Co-founder of the magazine Mabuse.cl in 2002. Vice president of FIPRESCI 2005-2010. Her activities include moderating discussions with the audience, programming or evaluating projects for subsidies and programmes.
Saragossa, 1982, video artist and teacher. She studied Audiovisual Communication at the UCM and completed her studies at ECAM. In 2008, along with Javier Fernández Vázquez and Luis López Carrasco, she founded the audiovisual collective Los hijos. Her first feature film, Los materiales, won the Jean Vigo Award for Best Director at the Punto de Vista Festival and the Special Mention by the Jury at FID Marseille in 2010. Her works have travelled to numerous international festivals and art centers such as the Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Guggenheim in Bilbao or the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, among others. New Madrid, the winning project in the 1 Subsidy for Videocreation from the Fundación BBVA, is her first solo work.
Born in San Sebastian, she has a Degree in Philosophy and in Social and Cultural Anthropology and a Master in Contemporary Art. She is the founder and director of San Sebastian’s festival of music documentaries, Dock of the Bay since 2006. She has managed and promoted various cultural projects to do with music and cinema. Also she has worked as programmer on the alternative film circuit Los Jueves del Trueba in San Sebastian. At present she is also teaching classed in various masters for Cultural Management and is working as editor on Expediciones Polares.
Film critic and poet. He has written in the weekly Cambio 16, in the newspapers Diagonal and La Marea, in the cultural supplements El Cuaderno and El Asombrario, in the film magazines Blogs&Docs, A Cuarta Parede, Contrapicado and Transit, and also on the alternative information portal Rebelión and in media such as Yorokobu and El Confidencial. As a poet he has published the books Por el Arcén (Ediciones Libros de Letras 1998) and La Falta de Lectura (DVD Ediciones 2011, Agora Libro Revelación Award). At present he collaborates occasionally on El Cuaderno and on the magazine of the newspaper La Jornada (Mexico).
James Evans is an Anglo-Canadian critic and film historian. He has collaborated with articles and reviews in publications such as Cinema Scope, Electric Sheep and Little White Lies, and has written chapters for various books on cinema including Directory of World Cinema: East Europe, Jerzy Skolimowski and Under Fire: A Century of War Movies. He has been a juror at festivals in Reykjavik, London, Haifa, Karlovy-Vary, Cluj and Bratislava, and reports on festival around the world. He has taught in the Universities of Brighton and Sussex.
Polish critic, programmer, artistic advisor and moderator. She is a member of the European Film Academy. She collaborates with the magazines : Kino, Kamera, Film&TV, Magazyn Filmowy SF, Pani, Twoj Styl, Zwierciadlo and Harper's Bazaar. For many years she has covered film festivals, interviewing film personalities in places such as Berlin, Cannes, Karlovy Vary or Venice. She is the author of the cultural television programme Kram z Muzami (A Stall with Muses) for the Polvision channel in Chicago. In 2004 she organised the third Festival of Polish Cinema in London, and in recent years has been Artistic and Programming Director for the European Cinema Forum in Lodz, Poland, in the Charlie cinema.